January Holiday Hours

City Centre

Wed, Jan 1: Closed


Wed, Jan 1: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

Click here for Story Times at the Poirier branch.

Click here for Story Times at the City Centre branch.

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Programs & Events Guide - Winter 2020

Our new Programs & Events Guide for Winter 2020 includes:
•  Story times & programming for children
•  Upcoming author visits & seniors' talks
•  Tech Tuesdays
•  Programs for English language learners & newcomers
•  Library Link schedule...and much more!
Online version                            
Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

Story Time at Smiling Creek

Smiling Creek Activity Centre Gym
3456 Princeton Ave
Thursdays, starting January 9
Story Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm | Library Link: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Registration: Drop-In

Our library storytellers will be in charge of bedtime stories & songs tonight! Also, the Library Link will be there with books and movies for the whole family to borrow and enjoy.

Chess Club

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Every Saturday beginning January 11, 2020
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration: Drop-in
All ages welcome! 

Interested in learning how to play chess or looking for someone to play with? Join us every Saturday beginning January 11 for weekly Chess Club. Club is open to all ages and chess sets will be provided.

BC Family Day Story Time

City Centre branch, Room 136 & 137
Monday, February 17
11:00 - 11:30 am
Registration: Drop-In

Join us for a special story time to celebrate B.C. Family Day. Stay for puzzles and games afterwards. 

Pro-D Day Movie Matinée: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

City Centre branch, Room 136 & 137
Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Friday, February 28
1:30 - 3:15 pm
Registration: Drop-In

Watch Dora lead a group of companions on a dangerous quest through the jungle to find her missing parents and the remains of a lost civilization. 

With the voices of Isabela Moner, Benicio del Toro, Danny Trejo, Eva Longoria and Michael Peña. 

Mother Goose for Korean Parents and Children

Mother Goose and baby
Program full
City Centre Branch
Wednesdays, January 15 - March 11
No session on February 5 
10:00 am - 11:30 am

This program is in Korean and is for parents and children aged birth to five years-old. For more information or to register, pleas call 604-468-6101. Priority will be given to people who are registering for the first time. 

Sponsored by Coquitlam Public Library and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Early Years Family Drop-In Programs

Are you a parent or caregiver with a child(ren) ages 0-6? Visit one of the FREE drop-in centres in the Tri-Cities! 

These programs are run by the Library's partner organizations. 

Early Years Calendar - Winter 2020

Design-Your-Card Contest

Attention all junior artists! Enter our Design-Your-Card contest and two lucky winners will have their design featured on our children’s library cards. Get details.

Contest closed. Stay tuned for the winning designs. 

Children's Catalogue

Looking for children's library materials? Try searching using the Children's Catalogue.

Search for books by title, author or series. Or search by subject like animals, places, science and more.

Keyword Search Our Catalogue

Learn how to do a catalogue search using keywords with a little help from our friends in this video.

More Children's Resources

Lendable Tech

  • Playaway Launchpads
    Borrow a study little tablet pre-loaded with games about math, transportation, nature, building and engineering, shapes and colours, animals, princesses and more! 

eBooks and Digital Reads

  • Sesame Street eBooks
    New and classic eBooks featuring Sesame Street characters. Includes read-alongs, eAudio, animated and interactive books. Accessible by browser only. Must use a Coquitlam Public Library card beginning with 22416. 
  • Tumblebooks
    Read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and non-fiction books for preschoolers.
  • BiblioEnfants
    French language version of Tumblebooks. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and non-fiction books for preschoolers.

Other Resources

  • All Aboard for Kindergarten
    A checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories.
  • Tri-Cities Community Resource Map
    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra.

Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.
  • Parlez-nous en Fran├žais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.


    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9

    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)